Jan. 27 girls’ basketball roundup.
(Cover photo of Skylar Sherry of Johnsonburg (No. 23) who made the game-winning free throw. Photo courtesy of Rich Quiggle.)
JOHNSONBURG 40, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 39
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Skylar Sherry’s free throw with about eight seconds left lifted visiting Johnsonburg to a 40-39 AML road win over Elk County Catholic.
Sherry, who had nine points, missed the first shot on a two-shot situation but buried the second.
Cassidy King led Johnsonburg with 13 points with Nicole Myers adding 10.
Riley Herzing paced ECC with 16 points.
BROCKWAY 40, CURWENSVILLE 31
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Brockway used a game-opening 23-6 run to fuel a 40-31 win over visiting Curwensville in AML action.
After the early lead by the Lady Rovers, Curwensville got back within 10, 25-15, by the half, but a 9-4 third-quarter edge for Brockway put the game away.
Leah Lindemuth paced Brockway with 13 points and eight rebounds. Kaitlyn Morelli added 11 points and eight boards and Kaitlyn Cappetta had 10 rebounds and six points.
Hannah Dixon’s 18 points led Curwensville.
KANE 61, SHEFFIELD 15
KANE, Pa. – A 23-1 second-quarter run helped Kane open up a 33-point halftime lead on its way to a 61-15 win over visiting Sheffield in AML action.
The Lady Wolves led 18-7 after one quarter but 41-8 at the break.
Trinity Clark led Kane with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Ella Marconi also had a double-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots. Rachael Morgan added eight points and 14 rebounds, while Hannah Buhl (6 assists) and Camryn Cummings (5 assists) combined to hand out 11 helpers.
Lexi Lyon led Sheffield with seven points.
RIDGWAY 50, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 45
RIDGWAY, Pa. – Ridgway outscored visiting DuBois Central Catholic 10-3 in the fourth quarter to win its third straight game while ending DCC’s four-game winning streak with a 50-45 AML victory.
DCC held a narrow lead after three quarter, 42-40, but couldn’t hold on against the Lady Elkers, who beat the Lady Cardinals for the first time in what appears to be two decades. The last known Ridgway win over DCC was Feb. 3, 1994, 50-40. The Lady Elkers then lost 12 straight from that point through the 1999-00 season, which added to what Greg Reedy of the Ridgway Record said was a 33-game losing streak for Ridgway vs. DCC from the start of the 2001 season would have been 45 consecutive losses by Ridgway to DCC.
Emily Fullem led Ridgway with 21 points, 11 rebounds, six blocked shots, five steals and two assists. Casey Woodford added 14 points, six rebounds and four steals.
Riley Assalone was the only Lady Cardinal in double figures with 18 points.
TYRONE 71, CLEARFIELD 48
HYDE, Pa. – Tyrone outscored Clearfield 40-19 in the first half and never looked back in a 71-48 Mountain League road win.
Kasey Engle led Tyrone with 23 points.
Clearfield got 14 points each from Brooke Cline and Alayna Ryan while Nikol Chew added 10.
REDBANK VALLEY 67, CLARION-LIMESTONE 22
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lexi Holt scored 23 points for Redbank Valley, as the Lady Bulldogs stopped a two-game losing streak with a 67-22 win over visiting Clarion-Limestone.
Redbank led 20-6 after one quarter and 39-11 at halftime.
Macy King added 12 points and Alyssa Wiant 10 for the Lady Bulldogs.
Paige Aaron led C-L with six points and Kareligh Aaron scored five.
KEYSTONE 58, CLARION 39
KNOX, Pa. – Taylor Geer scored 33 points and hauled down 12 rebounds to lead Keystone to a 58-39 win over visiting Clarion.
On an emotional night for the Lady Panthers that saw them perhaps lose one of their two seniors, Alyssa Beichner, to a knee injury, Geer, who picked up her fourth foul in the third quarter, had fantastic first and fourth quarters scoring 14 of Keystone’s 18 first-quarter points and then all 17 of the Lady Panthers fourth-quarter tallies.
Beichner, who was injured late in the first half, had 10 points and eight rebounds, while McKenzie Hovis added nine points and nine rebounds and Alyssa Dunlap seven rebounds.
Geer talked about the win and the emotions of the game.
Alexis Constantino paced Clarion with 18 points with Wendy Beveridge adding nine.
KARNS CITY 41, CRANBERRY 31
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Emily Hegedus and Alyssa Gibson combined for 26 points to lift Karns City to a 41-31 win over visiting Cranberry.
Hegedus, who is now 18 points shy of 1,000, led the Lady Gremlins, who were ahead 24-16 at halftime, with 15 points with Gibson adding 11.
Erin Merryman paced Cranberry with 11 points.
A-C VALLEY 69, FOREST AREA 20
FOXBURG, Pa. – Host A-C Valley wasted little time in securing a 69-20 win over Forest Area taking a 28-3 lead at the end of a quarter and a 46-13 halftime lead.
Ellie Thompson led A-C Valley with 21 points and Olivia Boocks scored 20. It was the third straight win for the Lady Falcons.
Two players, Makiya Bellotti and Jasmine Ginnery, each scored six for Forest Area.
NORTH CLARION 44, UNION 24
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Tori Obenrader’s monster performance of 20 points and 30 rebounds led North Clarion to a 44-24 win at Union.
Cassie Wagner’s six points was the next highest for the Wolves, who led 23-10 at halftime.
Lexey Shick scored 13 points to lead Union.